The kids and I have made a few crafty things in the run up to Christmas - these Homemade Tree Decorations:
And also some salt dough decorations, which were fun to make so we got on a bit of a roll and I decided we'd be a bit ambitious and make a Christmas Snow Globe. This was made all the more exciting because it meant I would need a glue gun - something that is a must have for most crafters - so I think I've made it into the ranks now! hahahaha!
What you will need to make a Christmas Snow Globe:
|Materials with my Glamorous Assistant!|
An empty clean glass jar with a secure lid
Enamel paint to paint the jar lid
A plastic Christmassy ornament - important to pick a material that won't perish in the water
Glycerin - can be bought from pharmacy
And one Glamorous Assistant!
|Firstly Paint the Lid with the Enamel Paint - we chose Red!|
|We dried the lid with the hair dryer in order to speed up the process!|
|Add glue (using glue gun!) to underside of lid and attach Snowman. |
Stick optional stars around the jar.
Fill jar with water!
|Add Glitter - LOTS!|
|Add Glycerin - just a dash - to thicken the water and |
make the glitter float and swirl around better!
|Then screw on your lid and seal up the jar using silicon|
(the stuff that you would use to seal round baths) - smooth it round neatly
and then leave the jar with your Snowman upside down overnight, to ensure silicone dries and seals
|In the morning turn over your snowglobe and check that it's not leaking! |
Add a pretty ribbon to the bottom and give it a good shake and watch the magic!
This will make a fab Christmas gift for the Grandparents!